Carestream (Kodak) is showing a new cone beam (CBCT) unit the CS 9300 at CDA. The unit looks like a fancy stand up pano. It is a combination pano and 3D Cone beam similar to the Kodak 9000. Both machines take pano equivalent images and 3D images. The improvement in the 9300 over the 9000 is the multiple fields of view.
The 9000 could take a 3D image with a limited field of view of about one quadrant. The 9300 has up to seven fields ranging from a focused view with just a few teeth up to a complete maxillofacial image. This provides users with the amazing anatomical and diagnostic information available from a CBCT but limits the area of exposure and such limits the radiation dose to the patient.
The pre defined fields of view are:
- Focused-field (5 x 5 cm)
- TMJ (8x8cm)
- Single jaw (10 x 5 cm)
- Dual jaw (10 x 10 cm, 8 x 8 cm)
- Double TMJ (14 x 5 cm), single TMJ (8 x 8 cm)
- Sinus (17 x 11 cm)
- Maxillofacial (17 x 13.5 cm)
The CS 9300 blends medium-field CBCT technology with dedicated panoramic imaging to give you more field-of-view options than ever before.